Sigismund III. Wasa

Sigismund III. Wasa

König von Schweden und Polen (1566-1632). Letter signed ("Sigismundus Rex"). Tykocin. Lateinische Kanzleihand (Tinte) auf Papier. 13 Zeilen und verso Adresse. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Großes papiergedecktes Siegel. Folio.
$ 8,465 / 7.500 € (33093/BN27870)

Welcoming Onorato Visconti, Titular Archbishop of Larissa, as the new Nuncio in Poland, in which office he served from 1630 to 1635. Sigismund, raised a Catholic, sought to ally himself with the Habsburgs (marrying two daughters of Charles II of Inner Austria) and sided with the Emperor in the Thirty Years' War. - Traces of original folds. Browned and mounted on old backing paper.

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